Engaging in Community
Those who call Rockport Church "home", learn about Jesus, worship together, invest in our faith together, and engage with others in our community and throughout the world. This page shares the variety of ways we have shared God's love through the years. At Rockport we are always finding fresh new ways to engage with those who need to experience the love of Jesus.
Our recent Advent Calendar was filled with ideas to bring JOY to the world!
Ideas are timeless and include things to enhance JOY in one's own life as well!
You may download a calendar by clicking on the photo.
Post a photo of the act and include the hashtag #RockportActsOfJoy
Let's share Joy to the World throughout the year!
Rockport offers opportunities to be creative in constructing arrangements of seasonal flowers and greenery. These arrangements can add a festive note to your home or given as a gift. Ease of design, great instruction and good fellowship are the hallmarks of this ministry.
Take What You Need Cabinet
Rockport offers a book club to bring people together with a common interest...Reading! A variety of genres are explored as participants choose the books.
IN THE NEWS!!
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The children and youth of Rockport birthed a project that serves those in our community. Through donations they are providing some basic essentials to those who may need just a little help getting by. A wooden cabinet has been placed on the church property filled with various NON FOOD items, free for the taking! Through this project, the children have been learning about tough decisions people need to make on a very limited to no income.
Donations of personal care and household cleaning items are always accepted in the church office...as well as pet food!
PLEASE...no other food items.
See what other ways the children and youth have been busy engaging with others click here
Bus Station Ministry
Spending time at the local bus station, we offer small tokens of refreshment and joy to those who use public transportation.
Rockport served those who may otherwise not have had a healthy, hot Thanksgiving meal. Engaging in the community in this way was rewarding to all!
2017 Advent Mission
In 2017, as we prepared for Christ’s humble birth, Rockport Church chose to remember her closer neighbors who may not have means to enjoy a Christmas meal. Our 2017 Advent Mission provided such meals and distributed them to various locations in the community. Throughout December, many individuals donated resources and provided non perishable foods. Youth, families and more filled the bags. And still more headed out into the community to put these bags in the hands of those who may have found themselves with little this season. Bags were distributed to senior centers, bus station, and to our own neighbors and friends whom we know could use a little extra dose of God's love.
Shoes for Ethiopia
Over an entire month, Rockport collected over 200 pairs of shoes to send to those less fortunate. After we were challenged to consider how many shoes we have, how many shoes we need, and to act on behalf of those who have none, bagfuls of shoes started pouring in. Thank you for expressing God's love and compassion by giving abundantly.
For several years, Rockport has served Christ by handing out goodies to the community as we participate in the Fairview Summerfest parade.
We have handed out popsicles, bottled water, dog treats and numerous messages of God's love to hot and thirsty crowds.
Children share God's love
Rockport Church along with the Rockport Earlychildhood Center family, has pulled airplanes in the event that benefits Special Olympics Ohio.
The Holy Rockport Pullers
Operation Christmas Child
Rockport has shared God's love to children around the world through packing shoe boxes to open as Christmas gifts.
The children of Rockport partnered with Shoes That Grow and collected donations to purchase 125 pairs of shoes for those children living in poverty.
The children of Rockport were especially moved by the 2017 hurricanes and held a lemonade stand for one day and raised $500 to support a damaged school.
United Methodist Women
UMW is a ministry of the United Methodist Church. Its vision is of turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
The youth participated in this event for the past several years. It is an event sponsored by the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. 100,000 meals were packaged in one weekend this year!
Enjoy 2018 photos!
Sharing God's love with the military is very important to us. Boxes filled with some comforts of home are sent to our troops around the world. Each box is prayed over as it is sealed and sent on its way.
Stephen Ministry is a program in which lay persons offer one-to-one caring relationships so those who are hurting may receive the love and care they need.
OhioGuidestone is a ministry of the larger United Methodist Church that serves at risk children and families. We engage with the staff and children all while sharing God's love through a summer picnic and a Valentines spaghetti luncheon.
Giving of our financial resources
Knowing everything we have comes from God, we offer our financial resources as another way in which to share God's love with others... Learn more